Last week we wrapped up our Walk Ways exhibition at Arbutus Gallery with a pair of artist talks and a group poetry reading.
The artworks on display were a response to eyes-closed walks Taryn Hubbard and Edward Westerhuis each took separately with Social-Practice artist Carmen Papalia. While Edward used this walk to reflect on memory and his childhood in Whalley, Taryn explored the cacophony of sounds spilling out of Surrey Central into Holland Park. Pictured is Neil Prinsen and collective member Phinder Dulai checking out Taryn’s Loud is Not Enough.
All photos by Mark Stewart.
It’s great to partner once again with Kwantlen Polytechnic University. It’s great to come back here, as quite a few of our members are either past or current students of this school.
Collective member Polly Gibbons viewing Edward’s Memory Maps.
Sharing practice: Taryn Hubbard presenting on her work Loud is Not Enough, explaining her approach to capture the non-visual environment around Holland Park through the use of text and poetry.
Edward reflecting on how personal memory defines a neighbourhood
Collective member Charis Au did a wonderful job hosting the poetry reading.
Reading from collective member Connor Doyle.
Collective member Mandeep Wirk reading a poem and sharing a collage she made about her visit to Crescent Beach. Favourite line of the night: “What are you? Who are you?”
Reading from collective member Phinder Dulai.